How to Share Your Voice: Public Speaking

Former Salt Lake Mayor Deedee Corradini has given a speech (or two!) in her career. She shares her tips for becoming a powerful public speaker.

1. Don’t start with “glad to be here, etc.”—you need start to get people listening immediately.

2. Make 3 points.

3. You need humor!

4. Don’t read your speech.

5. Do an outline in advance that includes: introduction, 3 points, and a conclusion.

6. Research your audience in advance—what interests them? What will be helpful to them?

7. Ask yourself the questions: What do you want them to do? Impression you want to leave them with?

8. Share personal experiences.

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